Here are some unwanted hidden costs of other wedding venues.
You have lots of venue options such as Bridge Building Event Spaces, The Old School Nashville, Country Music Hall of Fame (Event Venue), Hermitage Hotel, or even The Bell Tower (Event Center). Heck, you could probably elope at Centennial Park. You have so many options for great event venues when planning your wedding. So don’t choose an “underground” or “unpermitted” venue, and watch out for hidden costs.
You may dream of having your wedding outdoors and enjoy the beauty of nature. An outdoor wedding is a beautiful option! Maybe you’re after a southern charm-style wedding with country music and an indoor elegant barn space. But you’ll need to be prepared for the extra expenses of being exposed to nature’s (sometimes unkind) elements.
Plan B for Rain
Planning a wedding can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! Imagine your perfect day – the service is flawless and beautiful. The food is delicious, and all of your guests are having a fantastic time.
Now picture one negative detail: it’s an overcast afternoon with some raindrops on their way down. You’re making your grand entrance from that rustic-charm barn into this magnificent garden for your outdoor ceremony.
But you don’t have a Plan B in case of rain. All of your guests get drenched, and your plans have to get put on hold! A tented pavilion or indoor space is a MUST if your wedding is taking place outdoors.
So if you’re looking at outdoor events for wedding venues in Nashville aka Music City and they don’t provide one, yes, you’ll have to spend more money on this.
But not only will you have to pay for the tent, but you’ll also want to get lighting, decor, florals, and other items to dress it up. It ADDS UP.
At Legacy Farms, we have a gorgeous indoor venue to host your intimate wedding, that lets natural light pour into the space for your reception/ceremony should it rain.
Permits and sound systems: When you think about it, getting married in a public place can be pretty costly! It can even cost you most than some wedding venues in downtown Nashville or the outskirts of Nashville. You need permits to get the event space and insurance and sound amplification equipment if your party has music playing at it.
P.S. If getting married outside sounds like an excellent idea but not so much when there are extra expenses that come with it – let us help out! We have gorgeous outdoor spaces and don’t have any hidden costs!
You’ve probably got a big dance planned for your wedding night. And you want to make sure it goes off without any problems.
The last thing you want to worry about is getting stuck in the mud!
You’ll need to buy some outdoor flooring and deliver it before the event starts so that no one will have to deal with their heels sinking into the wet ground or, even worse- dirt!
Did you know that you may have to pay for a sound system at some local wedding venues in Nashville TN? Think: historic landmark, art museum, country clubs, new venues that don’t know how to actually handle a wedding, historic church, museum nashville, etc.
Well, imagine what it’s like outside, and cars are driving by, birds chirping, and other outdoor noises. You’ll need some heavy-duty sound equipment so that people can hear the D.J., not to mention your wedding vows.
Estate has completely climate-controlled indoor areas so that you can heat the dance floor instead!
Generators are the lifeline of any event.
They provide power to a whole host of things, from catering services to D.J.s and bands. But what if you’re looking for venues in Nashville and they don’t have the proper equipment?
You might have run into some issues, and you’ll want to fork out some cash for a generator. Nothing is worse than the power cutting out when you’re in the middle of the Cupid Shuffle, or your maid of honor is making a sentimental speech.
Here are some hidden costs of downtown hotel wedding venues.
The convenience of preset wedding packages at many hotels is excellent, but not everything you need want is included, especially if you want a custom wedding.
You’ll need to pay extra for power drop charges if your party gets wilder than expected. For instance, you have a D.J. booth with subwoofers that are so good they shake the ground and colored lights programmed to match every beat of the music.
To avoid a headache at Nashville TN hotel wedding venues, you should probably use their in-house alcohol. It’s usually not a flexible space even if they offer “exclusive deals”.
Otherwise, they might charge an outrageous price for outside alcohol or even refuse it!
Don’t get us started on corkage fees – we think those are outrageous.
At Legacy Farms, we have beer, wine, and liquor options. No fees.
You’re going to have so much fun at the end of this night that you might beg for one more song.
Most hotels will charge by the hour if they run over your allotted time, but a full-service venue typically includes clean-up and garbage removal in their contract. If it goes past midnight, though, then there’s always an expensive bill!
East Nashville, West Nashville, and Nashville Suburb Areas
Whether you’re seeking out a unique venue, floor to ceiling windows, an indoor barn space, outdoor weddings, an outdoor patio, bell tower, historic venue, historic mansion, grand barn, historic building, furnished loft, exposed brick at a downtown industrial wedding venue, rustic beauty, or the perfect backdrop, indoor venues, or places to host wedding ceremonies in Tennessee’s capital city…(you get the point)…one thing you want to be certain of is that you can take a virtual tour of the venue on their website.
Make sure the venue offers virtual tours, plenty of information online, and doesn’t try to withhold information and ask you for your email just to get that info.